Bowmanville Public Art Project RFP


The Municipality of Clarington is seeking professional Artists to create a public artwork or a series of public artworks. Potential works may include but are not limited to murals, wall sculptures, or Trompe-l’œil to be located on the wall(s) within the downtown area of Bowmanville, mainly along King Street.

The Municipality of Clarington recognizes the role of public art in the beautification, and enjoyment of public spaces. This public art project should reflect on the history and future of the Bowmanville community, in an engaging and thought-provoking way to enliven the experience of the downtown area for both residents and visitors.

The artwork created through this RFP will contribute to an artistic walking tour to be developed by the Municipality to promote wayfinding and learning by leading residents and visitors through the main street area of Bowmanville. The existing murals in the main street area will also form part of this visual walking tour.

Artists will be selected by a Jury through a one-stage process based upon their submission, which will include a description of approach, detailed project proposal, visual documentation, a fabrication and maintenance strategy, and a resume and portfolio. For more information and to submit a proposal, visit Clarington’s Bids and Tenders page.

The funding for this project was obtained through a grant. Proposed artwork should not exceed $20,000 (including applicable taxes).

Clarington is a municipality consisting of the urban communities of Bowmanville, Courtice, Newcastle, and Orono, along with 13 hamlets throughout its vibrant countryside.

The future vision for Clarington is a place:

  • Where each community is built on its own individual character, while sharing a common economic base and a distinct collective image;
  • Where people can live, work, and play in a safe, healthy, and prosperous environment;
  • That is built upon the principles of sustainable development, healthy communities, and sound growth management; and
  • Where arts, culture, and community heritage are one of the foundations of a creative society.

Bowmanville’s main street is much more than a historic Ontario downtown. It is nestled between two valleys, and provides shopping opportunities from the traditional to trendy. Bowmanville’s merchants are open to embracing change while promoting and delighting in their long established community values, stewardship and hospitality.

For more information and to submit a proposal visit Clarington’s Bids and Tenders page.

Submission Deadline: September 20, 2019

For RFP inquiries, contact: through Clarington’s Bids and Tenders